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APPLE & BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA

 



As soon as I feel a slight crisp in the wind, all the fall recipes come out to play. And by slight crisp, I mean its still 80 outside and that slight crisp wind is only in the early morning or late at night. And this week’s forecast is calling for 90’s. But, hey it’s California, we don’t really get a transitional season, it goes straight from hot to cold. I’m eager to start sipping on apple cider and mulled wines, but I feel a bit off doing it in my sandals and shorts. These warm cocktails will have to wait for the cold weather but till then its all about the apple-infused cocktails. Since it’s still pretty hot, this apple & blood orange margarita is ideal for the start of the fall season while we still have a little bit of heat left. 

 

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I N G R E D I E N T S

1 1/2 – 2 oz. mezcal or silver tequila
2 oz apple cider
2 oz blood orange juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
1-2 tsp agave nectar
cinnamon sugar salt
slice of apple + dried blood orange slices for garnish
 
D I R E C T I O N S

In a small bowl, combine equal parts of cinnamon, sugar, and salt. 
Run a lime wedge around your glass, and rim with the sugar-cinnamon salt.

Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine mezcal, apple cider, blood orange and lime juice, and agave nectar. Shake it up! Finally, pour into the prepared glass and garnish with apple and blood orange slices.

FALL ENTERTAINING TIP:

This is a great cocktail that can be made in batches for Fall entertaining. Combine the mezcal, apple cider, blood orange, lime juice and agave in a pitcher and stir to combine. Keep chilled in the fridge. When it’s cocktail time, coat the rims of 4 glasses in salted cinnamon sugar. Add ice to each glass and pour the margaritas over the ice. Finally, garnish! 

Cheers! 

xx

Abby

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By on September 29, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS, Fall cocktails, RECIPES

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The Daly’s Ale with Owl’s Brew Radler

 


I don’t know about you, but this week went by soooo slow! Maybe it’s cause the hubby is gone, we are in full swing of back to school, and I have a sick one on hand but this Mama is so excited that it’s Friday! Tonight it’s all about relaxing, hanging with the little ones, and treating myself to a cocktail. With Fall officially here, I like to enjoy a beer cocktail every once in a while. I’m a big wino, but fall just screams beer to me. Maybe cause it’s the start of football season? Especially with my recent date with the hubby beer tasting, a beer cocktail is what I’m craving today!

I recently discovered Owl’s Brews Radler, and they are officially in my Fall cocktail routine. Not only is their packaging on point, but their beer and tea are real ingredients and none of that processed and concentrated crap you see. Yes, beer and tea all in one drink! Check it out tea lovers, this is so meant for you.  Sticking with my blondie fam, I’m loving The Blondie, its a wheat beer paired with organic English breakfast, lemon peel, lemon and lime juice. Oh, and two hot babes are behind this beer company which I love!

Simple. Yummy. Pretty. 

Photos by Foxes and Wolves

THE DALY’S ALE

 I N G R E D I E N T S 

12 oz. The Blondie Radler 
2 oz. Vodka

D I R E C T I O N S

Combine ingredients in a stemless wine glass and gently stir.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.

It doesn’t get more simple than that. 

Happy Friday!

xx

Abby

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By on September 22, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS, Fall cocktails

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Fall Cocktail- Pomegranate Orange Thyme Spritz

It’s pretty much Thanksgiving, and I am so excited about it! I got my fat pants ready, an extra pair of sweats juuuusst in case I decide to shovel instead of politely eat. You know you do it too…. don’t shake your head. We talked earlier this week about bringing flowers and a dessert to the Thanksgiving hostess. A cocktail is also a fun gesture! No holiday is complete without a playful cocktail or wine. You will be the favorite kid in the family for sure.  This year, I went a little healthy with the cocktail. I turned to Project Juice, our favorite organic cold-pressed juicery to assist with my holiday cocktail. Being a huge fan of cold-pressed juices, I was excited to whip something up with the Project Juices. I picked up a couple bottles of their Pomegranate Orange. The Pomegranate Orange is composed of young organic coconut, pomegranate, and oranges. Super yummy and oh so good for this fall season. I also grabbed my favorite, D-Tox for myself.  I dig the blend of pineapple, apple, and mint.

BTW, does drinking cold-pressed juices cross out the whole Thanksgiving dinner overeating? I’m gonna go with Yes, YES it does! Ha! Ha!

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Pomegranate Orange Thyme Spritz

Serving: 4 cocktails

Ingredients

12 oz Champagne
Thyme Simple Syrup (see below)
12 oz Project Juice Pomegranate Orange juice
Fresh Pomegranate Arils (aka seeds)
Fresh Thyme Sprigs for garnish
Ice

Thyme Simple Syrup

1/2 cup pure cane sugar
1/2 cup filtered water
Five sprigs of thyme + more for garnish

In a small saucepan, combine the cane sugar, water, and thyme over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved; bring to a simmer and then quickly turn off the heat, cover and allow to cool and steep, about 15 minutes.

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Directions

Fill up your glass of choice with ice. Add about two tablespoons of the simple thyme syrup to each glass. Taste your simple syrup prior and adjust the quantity to your liking. Pour 3 oz per glass of the Project Juice’s Pomegranate Orange, and top off with 3 oz of Champagne. Finish off with sprigs of fresh thyme and pomegranate arils.

We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

xx

Abby

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By on November 23, 2016 in Fall cocktails

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Summer Cocktails- The Porcupine

We interrupt your week with a very special treat! Can you guess it? YES! Bringing you an extra summer cocktail and on a Thursday. We are feeling crazy over here guys! Summer is insisting that it’s not over this week, so we had to obey and bring you another summer cocktail. This one has a glimpse of fall in it, perfect for this week which as been a little cold in the mornings and super hot in the afternoon.  I first made this cocktail for my son’s 2nd birthday party, and guests were all about it! This cocktail you can make prior and serve it in a pitcher for any event. (hint, perfect for football Sunday brunch) The porcupine is a crowd pleaser with its hints of rosemary and pineapple, bubbles from the Prosecco, and the taste of hops in the background. A perfect cocktail for the beginning of fall. You still have your summer tropical notes from the pineapple, and then you have the taste of fall with rosemary and beer. Yummy! Yes beer and Prosecco in the same drink… I told ya we were getting crazy over here. This is a drink your man will like too!

Photos by Meg Perotti 

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The Porcupine
Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
spears of pineapple for serving
2 – 3 inch Rosemary Sprigs, plus more for garnish
4- 12-ounce bottles of chilled Sierra Nevada (or your choice of a good quality pale ale)
1 bottle of sparkling dry Prosecco, chilled

Directions

In a small saucepan combine pineapple juice and 2 sprigs rosemary. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until mixture is reduced to about 1 cup. Strain juice into a bowl; discard solids. Cover and chill for 1 to 48 hours. In an extra-large bowl combine the strained juice, beer, and wine. Serve in wine glasses garnished with pineapple wedges and additional rosemary sprigs.

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We like to add an extra splash of prosecco at the end!

Drink up!

xx

Abby

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By on September 8, 2016 in COCKTAILS, Fall cocktails, SUMMER COCKTAILS

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